Fresno's water supply is resembling that of Flint, Michigan, critics say, and residents are not happy.
Fresno Bee's TIM SHEEHAN: "A second group of northeast Fresno residents are suing the city over water problems – including lead and discoloration – that they say lasted for years before officials took concerted action to solve the concerns."
"Brian Kabateck, an attorney from Los Angeles, is leading the team representing homeowners Jackie Flannery, Guadalupe Meza, Ronda Rafidi, Shann Conner, Marirose Larkin, Patricia Wallace-Rixman, Harry Rixman and Kelly Unruh in the potential class-action suit filed Wednesday in Fresno County Superior Court."
"The case revolves around water provided by the city’s Northeast Surface Water Treatment Facility. It treats canal water from Millerton and Pine Flat lakes to distribute to about 15,000 homes and other water customers throughout that part of the city."
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FOX News CEO/founder Roger Ailes has passed away.
The Hill's ELLIOT SMILOWITZ: "Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes died Thursday morning at 77, Fox News reported."
"The network shared a statement from Ailes’s wife Elizabeth Ailes announcing the death. The statement was first obtained by conservative website The Drudge Report."
"I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” the statement said."
Assessor Kathleen Kelleher's office is under three separate investigations according to Sacramento officials.
Sacramento Bee's BRAD BRANAN/ELLEN GARRISON: "Sacramento County has ordered three investigations this year into the office of Assessor Kathleen Kelleher, who resigned Friday and cited health reasons, The Sacramento Bee has learned."
"The county hired an outside law firm in January to investigate whether top officials in the Assessor’s Office benefited from lower tax bills, among dozens of other claims. The county also launched two internal probes on May 8 to examine issues that remain undisclosed."
"Kelleher, who was first elected to the $168,000 post in 2010, denied all allegations of wrongdoing in an interview with The Bee. She pointed to a state review that found properties owned by her and others in her office were properly appraised."
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Fear of government intervention and detention is driving San Francisco's decline in food stamp use.
The Chronicle's TARA DUGGAN: "Since the election, fewer eligible San Franciscans are taking advantage of food stamp benefits because of fears about immigration crackdowns under the Trump administration, said Trent Rhorer, executive director of San Francisco’s Human Services Agency."
"The city is concerned by a recent spike of withdrawals from CalFresh, or food stamps, among eligible households with at least one noncitizen. According to Rhorer, the political climate has sparked a rash of questions from participants, ranging from whether their personal information would be released to the federal government to whether the administration will cut food stamp benefits to immigrants."